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2017-04-19 / Obituaries

Tony G. Anthony, former Flickinger VP

Tony G. Anthony, 92, of Amherst, died Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Mr. Anthony was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and moved to Buffalo with his family as a child. He graduated from Technical High School in 1942. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was commissioned as a lieutenant, junior grade, and assigned to the Amphibious Pacific Forces in the Asiatic Theatre. After his discharge, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1946.

Mr. Anthony started working for S.M. Flickinger Inc., a wholesale grocery company, in 1954 and was named vice president in charge of perishable operations in the company’s institutional frozen foods and dairy produce departments in 1959. After retiring from Flickinger in 1983, he served as president of R.K.R. Dial-a-Phone Inc. and was also active in sales for Woodhill Capital, a Williamsville leasing company.

He served as a trustee on the board of Dominion Mortgage Realty and Trust as a director for Bradens Inc., a specialty gourmet business in Amherst. He was active in skiing, tennis and squash while being a longtime member of the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club.

Mr. Anthony is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two children, Pamela and David; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Kaye Engilis and Mary Manos.

A funeral liturgy was held on April 12 at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. Arrangements were made by the Amigone Funeral Home Inc.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.

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